Monday, September 8, 2008

Fighting Bob fest

Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. nicknamed "Fighting Bob" La Follette (June 14, 1855June 20, 1925) served as a Congressman, 20th Governor of Wisconsin (1901–1906), and REPUBLICAN Senator from Wisconsin (1905-1925). He ran for President in 1924 as a Progressive, carrying Wisconsin and 17% of the national popular vote.

"The underlying reason indeed why both parties have failed to take the people's side in the present crisis is that neither party can openly attack the real evils which are undermining representative government without convicting themselves of treachery to the voters during their recent tenure in office."

"Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely. It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless. It tolerates no opposition. It is just as arrogant, just as despotic, in London, or in Washington, as in Berlin. The American Jingo is twin to the German Junker.... If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another."

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